Girls' basketball results
Waska 41, YME 37
The Minnewaska girls' basketball team trailed by five at the half, but shut down the Yellow Medicine East offense in the second half, holding the Sting to just 12 points in a 41-37 Laker win.
Bayley Pooler and Sydney Joos both had 11 points and three assists, with Joos pulling down seven rebounds.
The win was the third of the year for the Lakers.
MINNEWASKA 41, YELLOW MEDICINE EAST 37
YELLOW ME 25 12 -- 37
MINNEWASKA 20 21 -- 41
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Dani Aus 8, Kelly Anderson 12, Chyanne Sand 11, Cassie Struffert 6. Field goals 15-45, 3-pt 1-6, Free throws 6-14, Rebounds 27, Fouls. 19.
MINNEWASKA - Bayley Pooler 11, Myranda Swensrud 1, Mady Phillips 5, Ariel Ostrander 3, Ashlynn Guggisberg 6, Veronica Weisel 4, Sydney Joos 11. Field goals 16-56, 3-pt 0-10, Free throws 9-22, Rebounds 27 (Joos 7), Fouls 14, Assists (Guggisberg 1, Joos 1), Steals (Joos 3, Pooler 3).
Breckenridge 63, WCA 46
The West Central Area girls' basketball team dropped to 2-3 with a 63-46 loss to Breckenridge last Tuesday.
The Knights got 14 points from Holly Van Kempen to lead the way. Christina Kruize followed with 13 and Kylee Fernholz finished with 11.
Breckenridge 63, WCA 46
WCA - Van Kempen - 14 points; Kruize - 13 points; Fernholz - 11 points; Tiana Christenson - 6 points; Abby Van Kempen - 2 points
Parkers 67, Henning 29
The Parkers Prairie girls went into the holidays with an undefeated record after rolling over Henning 67-29 last Thursday.
The Panthers got big nights from Madison Dorn and Micaela Noga as they took a 32-17 lead into the break. Dorn and Noga each finished with 22 points. Parkers Prairie outscored the Hornets 35-12 after the half.
The Panthers are beating teams by almost 37 points per game on average through a 7-0 start to the season. They were set to put that record up against a 6-1 Red Lake Falls team at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tournament yesterday, Thursday.
PARKERS PRAIRIE 32 35 - 67
HENNING 17 12 - 29
PARKERS PRAIRIE - Dorn - 22 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal; Jessica McDaniels - 1 steal; Noga - 22 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals; Ally Taylor - 9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals; Brittany Shircliff - 1 steal; Brenna Warren - 3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals; LaDeanna Swanson - 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block; Renee Warren - 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals; Danielle Pratt - 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals
HENNING SCORING - Megan Richter - 4; Alyssa Houselog - 3; Casey Haugdahl - 12; Courtney Dague - 2; Kaylana Doll - 2; Kendal Bjorklund - 4; Sydney Haugdahl - 3
lpge 59, wca 55
The West Central Area girls dropped their third straight game in a 59-55 game against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle last Thursday.
Holly Van Kempen kept her team in it with 19 points and 17 rebounds. Kelsey Hammer added 11 points, seven assists and six steals and Christina Kruize poured in 10 points and grabbed 17 boards. That still wasn't quite enough to hold off a Thunder team that moved to 5-3 with the win.
"Tonight was a much better game than we've put together in a while and we are showing great improvement," head coach Beth Hanson said. "Yet, it's still hard to come up on the short end. We just aren't executing the things we've worked on at practice and our time management needs to improve."
The loss dropped the Knights to 2-4 heading into the holiday break and to 1-3 in the Prairie Conference. They will play at Hancock on Friday, December 28.
LPGE 59, WCA 55
WCA - Van Kempen - 19 points, 17 rebounds; Hammer - 11 points, 7 assists, 6 steals; Kruize - 10 points, 17 rebounds, 8 steals, 5 assists; Kylee Fernholz - 8 points, 4 steals, 3 assists; Tiana Christenson - 5 points, 4 steals, 10 rebounds; Kiersten Sabolik - 2 points
Upsals 45, Osakis 37
The No. 7 ranked Upsala Cardinals handed Osakis its first loss of the season behind the hot hand of Cardinal Aimee Pelzer, who poured in 29 points.
Osakis' leading scorer, Annalise Savageau was near her average of 19 points per game as she finished with 18, but no one else came near double digits as the Silverstreaks shot 14-for-56 on the night.
"This was a tough loss for the team tonight," said Osakis head coach Pat Kalpin. "We felt the girls were ready to play; we just couldn't get anything going offensively.
"We didn't shoot the ball well at all, only 25 percent for the game. Not many teams are going to win games shooting the ball that way.
"Despite that, we hung around and made a couple of runs during the game," he added. "Defensively, I was happy with how we played, holding them to 45 points - they'd been averaging 72 per game coming in.
"We need to find ways to score in games like this and take advantage of all opportunities when they are there for us. We can't dwell on the loss. It can be a learning experience for us, and hopefully make us better."
The Silverstreaks will be hosting St. John's Prep on Friday, January 4.
"Overall, our pre-Christmas play has been good, being 7-1 at this point in the season is a great accomplishment," said Kalpin. "Hopefully, over the break we can get some good practice time in and work on some things to make us better."
UPSALA 45, OSAKIS 37
UPSALA 27 18 -- 45
OSAKIS 18 19 -- 37
UPSALA - Brooke Westrich 3, Aimee Pelzer 29, Danza Cheney 2, Sara Herzog 2, Tracy Herzog 7, Alissa Zehrer 2. Field goals 15, 3-pt 3 (Pelzer 3), Free throws 12-21, Fouls 10.
OSAKIS - Tayler Waldvogel 2, Rachelle Rajdl 2, Annalise Savageau 18, Brooke Sorenson 3, Mariah Backes 3, Brittney Sadlemyer 6, Becka Sadlemyer 4. Field goals 14-56, 3-pt 5-11 (Savageau 4, Backes 1), Free throws 4-8, Rebounds 34 (Br. Sadlemyer 9, Sorenson 7, Be. Sadlemyer 6), Assists 11 (Savageau 3, Sorenson 3), Blocked shots 6 (Be. Sadlemyer 3), Steals 8 (Be. Sadlemyer 2), Turnover 14.